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Harry Potter and the Prince Hidden in the Shadows
Author :CrossArk
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60 Randomness

"So what do you mean by it would explain why animals and girls like you?"

"Well, not just girls but also guys-"

"The hell! Are you saying that you're gay?"


Seeing the ice cold death glare sent by Arth, Ron immediately tried to fix his mistake.

"Ahaha, just a joke, carry on."

Arth flipped a page before answering.

"What I was trying to say is the previous accounts of Nature Animagus all have a similar characteristic."


"They were all pretty popular with people and animals, even plants. And they were all excellent mages."

"So? isn't that the definition of a Nature animagus?"

"But that only explains it for living things, what about dead things?"

"Are you talking about Myrtle?"

"Of course I'm talking about her, don't you think it's weird how a ghost can take fancy to a boy? I mean, I'm not that handsome at I?"

"I can agree with that, if you were handsome, then Harry and I would have girls hitting on us too."

"...well I'd say that he's way better looking than you." Mumbles Hermione.

"What you say?"


Arth closed his book and brought out another one.

"And snakes have different desired characteristics than humans, so why would it fancy me?"

Arth stopped flipping pages and pointed to a paragraph in the book.

"Right here, it says, Theory of Mana. Mana is the substance of the living, dead can and the magical. All things are naturally attracted to it. The living will have an unconscious longing for those with higher mana concentrations. The dead prefer those with certain mana characteristics that will cause them to like them more, magic will naturally come to those with a surplus of mana. By Joan Katherine Roole."

Arth started to speak in an excited manner.

"Doesn't everything seem to fit? Natural Animagus' are people with a mana that gives a friendly vibe to everything. that's why spells come to me naturally."

"So that's why your so talented?"


"So your basically a cheat?"

Arth wrinkles his nose.

"Actually, I'd say it's a curse."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, by the term, liked by anything, we mean everything. From animals to humans to disasters to luck. Basically, if it has a chance to happen."

"Is that why you got hit with Lockhart's deboning spell?"


Ron frowned.

"Then why is it that Draco hates you?"

Arth sighed.

"Didn't you listen to me? My power is more like a gentle suggestion. If the opponent has a strong mind or animosity towards me, it's hard to influence them. On the other hand, if the thing has a weak mind and a positive opinion about me, influencing them becomes easier."

"So are you saying that Mrytle has a weak mind?"


"And the snake probabaly also had a weak mind because it was a snake."


"And Hermione is easy to influence because she likes you."


Hermione sent a punch towards Ron's gut.

Arth closed his book.

"Well now that my curiosity is satisfied, what do you guys want to do?"

There was a couple seconds of silence.

"Do homework?" Said Hermione, to which Harry and Ron groaned to.

Next morning, the snow that had begun in the night had turned into a blizzard so thick that the last Herbology lesson of the term was canceled: Professor Sprout wanted to fit socks and scarves on the Mandrakes, a tricky operation she would entrust to no one else, now that it was so important for the Mandrakes to grow quickly and revive Mrs. Norris and Colin Creevey.

Arth was teaching Harry about his homework in the Gryffindor common room, while Ron and Hermione used their time off to play a game of wizard chess.

"For heaven's sake, Harry," said Hermione, exasperated, as one of Ron's bishops wrestled her knight off his horse and dragged him off the board. "Do you even pay attention in class? Your worse off then Ron."

"don't pick on me just because you're losing to me in a game of chess."


Arth gave a wry smile.

"I feel like a teacher right now."

"Well, you basically already are one, maybe you should teach at Hogwarts when you grow up."


Arth pondered to himself.

"That actually isn't a bad idea, however, I don't want to teach kids. Sounds like a lot of work, would rather do experiments or explore."

"Typical Arth."

Arth glanced at the clock on the wall.

"Oh, it's time for me to go."

"Go where?"

"To go explore the school. I want to find all of the secret passageways before I graduate, I might even find the chamber of secrets along the way."

"With who?" Asked Hermione with an inquisitive look.

"With Luna, she wanted to roam with me because she said that she didn't have people to talk to in Ravenclaw."

Hermione gave a hmph as one of Ron's pawns became a second queen.

"...hope you have fun."

"I will, enjoy yourselves you three."

Arth left the Gryffindor Common room and entered into a hidden hallway to the right.

It wasn't really a hidden hallway but a randomly changing hallway, however, Arth had already predicted its randomness.

Just a couple of calculations.

The hallway would now lead him towards the library.

Arth made his way down the hallway and out into an unfamiliar hallway.

"...It seems that I still need to work on perfectly calculating the randomness of the hall way."

Arth soon eventually made it to the Ravenclaw tower.


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